See how several designers artfully incorporate fire into landscapes to create relaxing outdoor retreats that are perfect for cozy autumn nights!

Seen close up and in isolation from the rest of the plant, bark invites comparison to abstract art, providing texture and pattern all year.
The blooms of late summer and much of fall provide plenty of enjoyment before the curtain falls for winter.

The Weekly Notebook

Jan
30
03:16pm
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My Garden: A Rustic Perennial Paradise Many gardeners dream of taking their passion and turning it into a business, and over the years that is exactly what Lorraine and RJ Roberts of Caledon, Ontario did. When they purchased their 24-acre property in 1999, there were no gardens at all – just trees, grass, and a house. Season by season, they grew thousands of perennials and established new beds until Plant Paradise Country Gardens, an organic botanical garden and perennial nursery, was born. Read More »
Related Topics: Canada | flower gardens | my garden | Perennials
Jan
27
02:54pm
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Lakewold: A Garden for All Seasons Lakewold Gardens in Lakewood, Wash. is a delight to visit any time of year. We recently spoke with horticulture manager Mark Lyke for an insider’s view of each seasons allure, as spring isn’t the only time this garden puts on a show! Check out which highlights he looks forward to this winter. Read More »
Jan
24
05:22pm
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My Garden: A Garden Labyrinth Becomes a Pathway to Healing Healing can be a delicate endeavor, finding a space to be able to reflect and recover was what landscape designer Claire Jones was tasked with when creating a garden labyrinth that would provide a private area for meditation and personal transformation. Adding together natural elements of bluestone, a calming water feature, and a perching boulder is what would lead one Maryland couple down the path to healing. Read More »
Related Topics: Design | Maryland | my garden | northeast
Jan
22
10:35am
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Jack Frost: Master Gardener A beautiful and necessary occurrence in the garden, Jack Frost transforms gardens into a glittery scene of ice and sleep while never being certain when the curtain will rise. From old wives tales to the Farmer’s Almanac, which are the best clues as to when the star of the winter months will make his first appearance? Read More »
Related Topics: flowers | pacific northwest | plants | Winter
Jan
20
03:27pm
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Plant Pointers: How Not to Error with Your Air Plant A charming addition to any room or garden, air plants have crept into our hearts with their ability to sit perched on a bookshelf and to add an element of Dr. Seuss to everyday life. With an admitted cloudy grasp on how to properly care for these epiphytes, many fans on our Facebook page revealed their trials and errors which inspired Annette Gutierrez of Potted in Los Angeles to give us all a few tips for these soil-less sensations. Read More »
Related Topics: air plants | Garden care | plants | tillandsias
Jan
17
09:09am
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Botanic Superlative: The Coldest Climate Wildflower Making its home in a variety of climates, including your own garden or Northern Ireland, the purple saxifrage (Saxifraga oppositifolia) grows happily even in the harshest of climates, making it the only small flowering plant to survive one of the highest and coldest altitudes in the world - the arctic tundra of the Swiss Alps. Read More »
Jan
15
11:45am
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Photography Exhibit Displays Trees in Their Best Light Wanting to share and explore his love for the trees of the Botanical Garden and Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, photographer Stephen Kane’s Trees Love Light exhibit captures trees in varying stages of light, leaving a feeling of enchantment and appreciation for the light they hold from within. Read More »
Jan
13
10:45am
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Los Angeles Cactus Garden Succulents and cacti rank as extremely popular topics on our Facebook page, which led us to this slideshow of the home and gardens of artists Roy Dowell and Lari Pittman. With their home in the foothills of Los Angeles, cacti and succulents flourish, which is why we’ve included tips on how to care for these favored botanicals.  Read More »
Jan
10
01:41pm
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A Guide to Bringing Outdoor Plants Inside With a large portion of the country suffering freezing temperatures, it only seems natural to make sure your pets are indoors and the kids have their scarves. Don’t forget a number outdoor plants can be brought indoors during the colder months to help save them for another season. Here's our guide to overwintering plants (as well as a list of which plants to toss).  Read More »
Related Topics: Plants | Houseplants | overwintering | Winter
Jan
08
08:21am
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Gardens That Grow On Walls Not just reserved for your grandmother’s dusty pink living room, floral patterns are an excellent way to express your admiration for blooms. Best of all, when the frigid winter air has you wishing it was June, you can gaze upon your walls adorned with floral wallpaper and remember the bounty of summer all year long.  Read More »
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